Reading and the Brain
|Date||Thursday, January 25th, 2018 to Friday, April 20th, 2018|
|Time||8:30am to 4:00pm|
|Location||Stern Center for Language and Learning|
183 Talcott Road
|Course Description||Humans are not hard-wired for reading, and yet, most young children learn how to read, at least at a basic level, by first grade. How does our primate brain learn how to read using preexisting neural circuitry and what happens when the reading process goes awry? This interactive course is designed for any educator who wishes to learn about the neuroscience of reading and how research and knowledge of the English language improve classroom instruction. Course participants will leave with an in-depth understanding of phonological awareness, phonology, reading and spelling development, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and written expression. Participants will leave with practical strategies they can immediately implement with their students. Teachers working toward their Orton-Gillingham Certified Level will obtain 37 coursework hours.
Examples of topics covered in the course:
Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE
Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center
Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE is the Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vermont. Price provides training at the Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels in addition to a broad array of OG workshops and webinars. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a master’s in Early Childhood Special Education. She has worked in the field of special education since 2002 in public and private school settings.
|Required Materials||Please see course description for required readings.|
|Audience||Reading specialists, special educators, classroom teachers, literacy coaches, and tutors|
|Grade Level||K - 12|
Participants seeking Orton-Gillingham (OG) Certified Level training should already be certified at the Associate Level by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Please contact the instructor with questions about OG Certified Level training.
Three graduate credits through Castleton University are optional for an additional $570.
This course will occur from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM on the following dates:
Required reading if taking the course for graduate credit: “Expert Perspectives on Interventions for Reading” by Moats, Dakin, & Joshi
You will need to purchase this book on your own for $23: https://dyslexiaida.org/product/expert-perspectives-on-interventions-for-reading
Please have a credit card ready to use or a copy of your PO ready to upload when you register.
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